We are excited to announce the appointment of Tracey Conti, MD, as the new chair of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2021. Dr. Conti has served many leadership roles within the department over the past 20 years. She currently directs the family medicine residency program at UPMC McKeesport and serves as executive vice chair of the department.
In her new role as chair, Dr. Conti will continue to provide strategic leadership for the department’s academic, clinical and administrative affairs, including recruitment efforts for a vice chair of research for the department and a program director for the UPMC McKeesport residency program. She will foster collaborative relationships across and beyond Pitt and UPMC, focusing on developing a community-based strategy for primary care in the region. Her commitment to the pursuit of excellence in academic medicine will further solidify Pitt’s position as a leading institution nurturing the next generation of family medicine leaders.
We realize that trust is a big factor for many in our communities in their decision to vaccinate against COVID-19.
Check out our own Chair, Dr. Tracey Conti through WQED’s Matter of Trust: COVID-19 vaccines to learn more!
The CDC’s HAIVEN national network determines how well influenza and COVID vaccines work. Results have been shared with the WHO influenza vaccine strain selection committee. A recent network publication in MMWR showed that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines provided 94% protection in seniors and this publication was in the top 5% of Altmetrics research citations. On August 17th, this fantastic group of faculty and staff had an opportunity to get together to celebrate this successful six yearlong project at the University Club. Wonderful job to all involved in making this project a success!
Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Han, of UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program,
Mental Health America's Education Award for Innovations 2018!!
See the link to Keystone Physician here!
Pitt Med Students Receive Award of Excellence at AAFP National Conference
The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine were selected to receive the 2018 Award of Excellence for Innovative Programming at the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City in August. This group promotes advocacy, service, and education regarding current issues and topics in family medicine. As co-coordinators during the 2018-18 academic year, Elise Pearson and Sarah Minney (both Class of 2020) set out to increase the visibility of Family Medicine at Pitt Med, emphasize community involvement and service, and create engaging learning opportunities in primary care topics for all interested students. The FMIG initiatives included connections with local organizations to offer blood pressure and blood sugar screenings at health fairs, a fundraiser and day of service benefiting a local food pantry, a Family Medicine mixer event for students to meet family medicine physicians in an informal setting, and participating in the creation of a 5-session mini-elective for students entitled “Transitions: Primary Care’s Role in Addiction Medicine”. View the article in the Keystone Physician Magazine here!
46th Family Medicine Refresher Course
March 14-16, 2019- Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
47th Family Medicine Refresher Course
March 28-30, 2020- Pittsburgh Marriott City Center